When we prioritize our tasks and schedule our time, we DO minimize Stress. Maintaining balance in our lives is so important and sometimes it is hard to do. Use a simple system to prioritize tasks, schedule your time for yourself, colleagues, and clients, and minimize stress by paying attention to ergonomic factors.
Over the years Iâ€™ve learned there are different learning types in most offices â€“ visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The people who are kinesthetic will be the least likely to want to convert to a total scanning system. These are the people who will re-print a scanned document to read it. In Lee’s Keys #3, improving efficiency, reducing steps is crucial to organizing your legal office.
Thinking Vertically and Visually can improve productivity and performance as well as reduce stress in the law office. People stack papers relating to cases on their desks, in boxes under their desks, or anywhere they can so that they won’t “lose” them. Thinking Vertically and Visually alleviates this clutter and drain on a person and increases efficiency and effectiveness … and the bottom line.
I have learned over the years that when you say the words â€œget organizedâ€, different people will hear different things. One person may think â€œcommunicationâ€, another person may think â€œspatial orderâ€ and another may think â€œtime management.â€ Actually they are all correct; I will give you some Keys to remember when planning the systems in your law office.